Locked content PiS supports down, PO up, according to the latest poll

Ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party support has shrunk by 3 percentage points to 33 percent, according to the poll conducted by Kantar TNS. Civic Platform (PO) was second with 22 percent support, up by 3 percent m/m. Nowoczesna and Kukiz’15 were third with 8 percent support. The remaining parti...

Locked content Support for PiS up to 37%, Nowoczesna losing ground

In a report released on Monday, the Polish news agency PAP announced that support for the ruling PiS party had risen by one percentage point to 37 percent since December of last year. Civic Platform (PO), the opposition party, remains some way behind the leading party with 16 percent of support. The...

Locked content Szydło: Poland’s communities must preserve rural values

According to Polish premier Beata Szydło, the traditional values embraced by Poland’s rural communities can be preserved, while at the same time being modernized. The PM was speaking on Sunday at an agricultural sector convention in Wojnicz. “We want the Polish village to (continue to) live the valu...

Sejm rejects stricter anti-abortion law

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, voted by an overwhelming majority to reject a draft law proposed by the “Stop Abortion” citizens’ initiative. The bill provided for an absolute prohibition on abortion and criminal liability for anyone who causes the death of a fetus. MPs vot...

Locked content PiS loses support, Nowoczesna gains in new poll: Rzeczpospolita

The latest IBRiS opinion poll for Rzeczpospolita shows that the current abortion controversy has caused a drop in support for the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party. Although PiS is still in the lead, with 29 percent of support, the Nowoczesna party is close on its heels with 25 percent. (This re...

Locked content Gov’t to be reshuffled next week

Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on Friday that there will be a reshuffle next week, marking the end of good times for “the golden boys,” a reference to young males associated with PiS who have made rapid career advances in state-owned companies. “There will be changes in the gover...

Locked content TNS poll: PiS leading with 36% support in September

According to the latest poll conducted by TNS, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party still can count on 36 percent of the possible ballot, which reflects the same number as in August poll. As much as 17 percent of Poles are willing to vote for the Civic Platform (PO) (1 percent fall), while newcome...

Locked content CBOS poll: PiS losing support; PO and Nowoczesna on rise

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party lost 5 percent of support in September, while opposition political parties garnered more votes, the latest poll by CBOS shows. As much as 36 percent of Poles are willing to vote for PiS, in comparison with 41 percent in the previous poll. Civic Platform (PO) ca...

Locked content CBOS poll: 25% gap between PiS and PO

According to the latest survey conducted by pollster CBOS, only three political parties would be present in the Polish parliament in the case of an election. The Law and Justice (PiS) party strengthened its position, receiving 41 percent of the vote (versus 39 percent in the previous poll). Previous...

Locked content TNS August poll: PiS leading; Nowoczesna surpassed by Kukiz’15

According to a new poll by TNS Polska, as much as 36 percent of Poles would vote for the Law and Justice (PiS) party, which represents the same number as in July poll. The support for its opposition rivals Civic Platform (PO) also has not changed, remaining at 18 percent of the possible ballot. Mean...